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and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news at noon in hd.
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>> good afternoon. i am sarah caldwell. we begin with breaking news out of howard county, where police have charged a columbia man with killing his ex-wife and setting her apartment on fire. 34-year-old damon white been charged with murder and arson in connection with a fire that broke out yesterday on majors lane. when firefighters arrived, they found a woman dead investigators believe he stabbed her to death during a domestic dispute and said the apartment on fire. >> it is shocking and heartbreaking. this woman had beautiful children, and all of them are very good kids, well mannered, well-behaved. i would take them in myself. she was an exceptional mom to those kids. to note that mom is gone now, it is heart wrenching.
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>> friends said the couple, in the 30's, was raising two girls and two boys from the age of 6 to 16. white is in critical condition at shock trauma. almost five months after the explosion that started the worst oil spill in u.s. history, bp is releasing internal findings into what went wrong. the company takes some responsibility also passes blame around. >> 143 days after the explosion that killed 11 and spilled millions of barrels of oil into the gulf of mexico, bp is spreading the blame. >> these involved a number of companies, including bp. >> in its almost 200-page report, the safety officer outlined results of the internal investigation, finding no single factor but a series of failures,
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from cement by halliburton that did not stop gas and liquids from flowing out the casing, to misinterpretation of keep pressure tests by bp and rig owner transocean. even the rig's own workers are criticized for their conduct during the emergency. the incoming ceo, bob dudley, reiterates that the explosion was a shared responsibility among many entities. "ansocean's insert called it self-serving report." the government will come to its own conclusions as the fbi begins to inspect the blowout preventer recently raised from the sea floor, a key evidence in the justice department's criminal investigation. it will try to determine who thinks is to blame and how to
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pay. based on the findings, bp is outlining 25 at safety recommendations to prevent another accident. it expects some of them to be widely adopted. >> new this noon, traffic came to a halt to this morning after a police-and off accident in north baltimore. a baltimore city police cruiser and a car collided at the intersection of coldspring lane and roland ave. at the officer and the driver of the car were taken to area hospitals and treated with non- life-threatening injuries. the cause of the crash remains under investigation. hazmat crews are working to clean up hydrochloric acid spill in southwest baltimore. about five gallons spilled on whittington avenue this morning had a living buildings -- had 11 buildings meeting to be evacuated we will not the
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latest tonight at 5:00. investigators are looking into a fire that forced several people out of all home on carmella drive. it happened on tuesday morning around 4:00. there have been no reports of any injuries and there is no word on why the arson squad is involved. two 14-year-olds and a 16-year- old charged as adults after stabbing a man on the campus of baltimore city university. keith anderson, daysha wilson, and lawrence horton are charged with stabbing keith counsell during an attapparent robbery attempt. the teenagers approached him asking for change for a $5 bill. police say he was stabbed in the back after he said no. >> baltimore -- university of baltimore police were there, but it is this propensity for people to resort to violence for crimes like this that frustrates law
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enforcement. >> authorities say that surveillance video captured the incident. the victim is in stable condition this morning. a man is dead after an overnight shooting in northwest baltimore. police were called to the 900 block of allendale street just before midnight last night. when they arrive, the victim was found dead of gunshot wound to the head. police have not released his identity, and no word on a suspect or possible motive. now to cleveland, where president obama makes another pitch to voters concerned about the economy. a new poll shows that democrats are facing a tough challenge in the midterm elections. kate amara is in washington. >> good afternoon. at the president plans to unveil more details of its economic strategy today, talking about tax breaks, giving some and taking some white. president barack obama is back on the road -- taking some away. president barack obama is back on the road, hoping to
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score political points in the process. in ohio today, he is set to announce a $200 billion tax cut for businesses, allowing firms to write off 100% of spending on equipment and painting republicans as the party of no. >> their slocan is no, we -- slogan is no, we can't. >> officials say he will also argue against extending the bush income tax cuts for the richest families. the white house is trying to change the narrative and 80 run- up to the midterm elections -- trying to change the narrative in the run-up to midterm elections. republicans argue that democrats need to stop spending. >> jobs and the economy are the number-one issue in this campaign. >> both parties are using the economy to gain ground in november. in washington, i'm kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> dialysis treatments can not
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, but they can take most of the day. that and more in the "medical alert." >> to those who do this, i say you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> controversy continues surrounding the plant quran burning protest. the latest as recover the nation -- we cover the nation. >> we broke another record this
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>> condemnation from government and military leaders will not stop the flow of the church from its planned quran burning on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this weekend. pastor terry jones says that the protest is meant to stand up to islam, which he says is and evil religion. but attorney general eric holder and secretary of state hillary clinton have condemned the actions, afghanistan commander general david petraeus says it could incite violence from extremists on military
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personnel. but jones is not backing down. >> we still feel we must send a clear message to radical islam. >> several clerics in afghanistan have issued warnings of violence against americans of the burning is carried out. if the tough economy has you squeezing all you can get from what you buy, there is an invention for it. and if you are on dialysis, you know how painful and time- consuming treatment can be. a new option is putting a spring in the step of one kidney patient. >> we could use some rain, and we're seeing that stuff on hd doppler. we will let you know when the next chance of rain will move into maryland. first, a look outside. breezy, warmer. 89 degrees at b.w.i. 89 degrees at b.w.i.
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>> in the "consumer alert," there is a growing market for people trying to squeeze every penny out of their money. the gadget can help consumers get the most out of their products, which thing that every drop of toothpaste from tubes. one company reports that its revenues have doubled since 2007. students across the country are back in school. that means hitting the books for most students, but for some, it means hitting the cell phone. texting i classrooms is going on in record numbers. >> have you ever texted in a classroom?
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>> yes, i have. >> 43% of high-school students text while in class. after a summer of texting, it is not easy to turn off the bid. 73% of students who say they do do it constantly. >> it is just another tool. >> more than half in the surveys they text others in the classroom. many get text from their parents. >> i need to communicate with them. >> they reply back when they can. preferably one that they are not being taught something. >> most schools say they have a policy that if a student is caught texting the classroom,
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they will take the phone. the challenge of teaching and to control the texting -- >> there should be no distractions during the classroom. saying that texting is evil, i don't think that is the case. >> i don't think they should be texting in class. >> 80% of teenagers say they've never been caught. >> i now your 11 insta-weather- plus forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> the record-setting year continues. over the winter we broke the record for snowfall. this summer which might as well break a record as well. yesterday we had 91 degrees, a total of 5590-degree days for this summer. -- a total of 55 90-to great
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days for the summer. this will go down as one of the hottest summers on record in maryland. 89 degrees right now. i think we're going to reach 90 this afternoon. 86 in cockeysville, 82 in parkton. we have a front going through the area right now. winds shifted to the west and northwest. in the mountains, cooler air is try to work and behind the front. the fund did not have a lot of moisture to work with. around here we could use brain. -- we could use rain. showers are moving through south-central virginia. i don't agree will get any of that around baltimore. it has been a long time since we've seen rainfall around maryland. mostly sunny for the rest of the
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afternoon. we will stay between these two this afternoon. mostly sunny, breezy, unseasonably warm. average high temperature is 81. we will make it to the low 90s probably. 80s and the mountains as the winds shift to the west and northwest. cool air starts to work in and we will drop to the 50's by early tomorrow morning. low sixties in the city. high pressure comes in off of the great lakes and the winds will be coming out of the north and northwest. high temperatures will be in the 70's for the next couple of days. if you are and autumn weather fan, you will like the forecast at the end of the week. high 78 tomorrow. overnight the temperatures -- overnight low temperatures will be in the 50's. nice start to the weekend on saturday. next chance for any significant rainfall will be on sunday as we
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close out the weekend. high near 82. it looks like the temperatures will be and the mid-80's and the beginning of next week. >> in this afternoon's medical alert, a young children who do not get enough nighttime sleep may have a heavy price to pay later in life. researchers studied the sleep habits of almost 2000 children in 1997 and followed up years later. 1/3 of the children were overweight or obese. a higher body mass index was linked to a shorter duration of nighttime sleep. napping, surprisingly, had no effect on obesity rates. researchers said that the time of arrest is not an adequate substitute -- daytime rest is not an adequate substitute for nighttime sleep. dialysis is a procedure that is incredibly time-consuming. a man found a way to reclaim some of that time while feeling better in the process. >> he walks with a new-found spring and his step. he feels better than he has in
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years. >> it is such a home run for me. >> he was born with a bear kidney disease. in order to survive, he would need to go through dialysis three times -- times three times -- three times a week. >> the doctor was trying to get me on dialysis for the last two years. >> the process took a toll on him mentally. each session was nearly four hours. then he went for a new option, it to do dialysis himself at home. >> i never poked myself in my life. >> with time he found it possible. >> it takes a lot of training and dedication on the part of the patient. >> this nurse oversees 30 on patients with visits each month. >> better blood pressure control. other times the medicines will
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go away. they have a more liberal diet and general well-being. >> patients good to dialysis six days a week rather than -- don't through patients go dialysis six days a week rather than three. >> it is great that they can do this at home. >> up next, your maryland lottery de pick three and pick four numbers, and are ravens superstar surprises students at one school. and you look at another check of the into the plus forecast. -- you will get another look at the insta-weather-plus forecast.
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why is roman meal bread nutritious? two slices provide at least sixteen grams of whole grains and an excellent source of calcium. roman meal bread: great taste and nutrition since nineteen-twelve. >> a back-to-school surprise and visit for students at and elementary school. ray lewis joined city officials to encourage students about their school year and making positive actresses. he was as excited about being with -- making positive choices but he was as excited about being with the children as they were about seeing them. >> it is a different energy. >> so great for them. he handed out book bags and filled school supplies for about 200 students from first through fifth grade. coming up tonight at 5:00, could your non-stick cookware
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irresponsible for high cholesterol in kids and keep -- be responsible for high cholesterol and eight kids and teenagers? tonight, why critics say that the new legislation could lead on taxpayers' backs. that and more at 5:00. and now your maryland lottery numbers. >> i am sarah fleischer from 98 rock with your picked three numbers -- pick 3 numbers. they are -- pick four is up next, but first, played racetrack now through september 19 and you'll be off to savings with discounts
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on a trifecta place. it is now at all maryland lottery retailers. bob diamond is ready to go with your pick four game. the maryland lottery -- let yourself play. >> tony as one last look at the weather. >> it will be a hot one, low 90s, but back into autumn in effect by the end of the week. >> i know you are excited. >> i am an autumn weather fan, not a summer weather fan. overnight lows will drop back into the 50s. >> thank you for joining us.
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